Ai-Kaiso (Indigo Blue Recollection)

Koichi Maeda

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Very beautiful woodblock print "Ai-Kaiso"(Indigo Blue Recollection) is by Koichi Maeda. I asked Maeda about this print. He said, "This town was very well known as the town of indigo blue dye industry a long time ago. Many people of this town made wealthy by indigo blue dye industry and built a big house until synthetic dye became popular. Now this town is very quiet. Even though these old days are gone, these big houses remain now in stillness. I was walking along the street and thinking about the old days, "Please notice the wall has the indigo blue color. It speaks by itself. The artist wanted to chisel the thoughts and our hearts become sometimes very passionate with nostalgia. This print shows the beauty of Japanese architecture. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 18 and 3/4 inches by 24 and 3/4 inches (47.5 x 63 cm)
Image size: 15 and 7/8 inches by 21 and 1/4 inches (40 x 54 cm)
Sheet number: 2/80
Date: 2011
Signed: Hand signed in pencil by the artist
Condition:  It is in pristine condition with full margins, bold colors and never framed. The faintest ink spot on the left margin which will be easily matted out.

 

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